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Where they rank on offense, defense

The latest NFL statistics, which include the Monday night game, are out and the New Orleans Saints continue to have the league’s worst defense.

The Saints are No. 32 in total defense. They also are No. 32 against the run. They’re No. 30 against the pass. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t far ahead of the Saints. They’re No. 29 in total defense. The Bucs continue to lead the league in run defense, but their overall ranking is dragged down dramatically because they’re No. 32 against the pass.

The Atlanta Falcons are No. 20 overall (tied for No. 23 against the run and No. 16 against the pass). Carolina has the division’s best defense, at least in terms of statistics. The Panthers are No. 15 in overall defense (No. 21 against the run and No. 12 against the pass.

On offense, the Saints are the leaders in the NFC South. They’re No. 3 overall in total offense (No. 26 in rushing and No. 2 in passing). The Falcons also are a top-10 offense. They’re No. 8 overall (No. 28 rushing and No. 4 passing).

Tampa Bay is No. 14 in overall offense. The Bucs are No. 13 in both rushing and passing. Carolina is No. 16 overall (tied for No. 11 in rushing and No. 17 in passing).